[PATCH] serial: st-asc: Fix data corruption during long console bursts

Maxime Coquelin maxime.coquelin at st.com
Tue May 13 09:28:22 PDT 2014

Hi Daniel,

On 05/13/2014 06:08 PM, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> On my test platform (B2020/STiH416) the serial port issues bad characters
> during the initial message avalanche as the console comes up. The problem
> also occurs when dense(ish) I/O is done using the polled I/O interface.
> The problem is fixed for me by using the FIFO half-empty bit rather than
> FIFO full bit. Note that using the half-empty bit causes the FIFO to be
> managed in a similar way to interrupt based I/O (i.e. where the hardware
> gets best test coverage).
> Running the FIFO half full will have no impact (good or bad) on console
> performance. The UART will still remain fully saturated and the busy-wait
> until the FIFO is empty in asc_console_write() will complete at the same
> time.
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson at linaro.org>
> ---
>   drivers/tty/serial/st-asc.c | 8 ++++----
>   1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Acked-by: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin at st.com>


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